Where tomatoes really come from

The origins of the tomato are not as Mediterranean as you might think

How to make cheesy leek and sausage bread

A heavenly bread that’s guaranteed to melt your heart

Let office workers eat cake!

Don’t listen to the joyless meddlers who think sweet treats should no longer be a part of office life

Restaurant review: Eneko at One Aldwych

Eneko strives to give the hearty cuisine of the Basque Country a refined edge

London’s best new restaurant openings in 2017

A selection of the most hotly anticipated new restaurants coming to the capital this year

How to make last-minute fudge

The holy grail of eleventh hour Christmas presents

The flavours of Christmas past

From pigeon pie to ‘Twelfth Night’ cake, our festive culinary history is rich and eclectic

The jockeys’ guide to staying thin this Christmas

Britain’s top jockeys share their tips for avoiding piling on the pounds

How to cook perfect crumpets

The trick to making faultless crumpets is surprisingly simple

London’s best Christmas afternoon teas

Six of the capital’s most indulgent festive teas

How I discovered the fine art of foraging

The Edible City: A Year of Wild Food is the foodie book of the year

How goose flew back into festive fashion

The traditional Christmas bird is making a comeback

How to make a smashing almond brittle

A sweet treat that won’t crack your teeth – honest!

The fruit of many talents

Lemons are magnificent, whether you use them for salad dressing or stain removal

We’ll never stop screaming for ice cream

From frozen flowers to breast milk, ice cream has a rich and surprising history

How to cook a rabbit, the ethical way

In an exclusive series for Spectator Life, Louise Gray shares recipes learnt during her year only eating animals she killed herself